NFL star Joe Mixon’s home in Cincinnati was recently the scene of a shooting, and new police documents have revealed that the player’s sister, Shalonda Mixon, and another person named Lamonte Brewer were named as suspects.
The shooting occurred while several juveniles were playing a game of “dart wars” near Mixon’s house on Monday. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, a 16-year-old boy was running alongside Joe Mixon’s house with a toy gun when he was suddenly shot at. The shooter fired 11 rounds at the boy from Mixon’s backyard. Two of the game’s participants reported the incident to the police.
Update: Joe Mixon’s sister, Shalonda Mixon has been named as a suspect along with one other in the shooting incident that occurred at Mixon’s home on Monday, per @TMZ_Sports
5 shots occurred and one teenager took a bullet to the leg. pic.twitter.com/OPRAMiTKTj
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The teenager was hit in the foot.
A bullet hit the teenager in the foot as he tried to run away. Later, the police spotted a black Honda Accord leaving Joe Mixon’s home after the shooting. They pulled over the car and identified Shalonda Mixon and Lamonte Brewer, both aged 34, as the occupants. Both were named as suspects in the shooting. The victim was taken to the hospital, where medical personnel found a bullet lodged in his foot. No arrests have been made, and no charges have been filed so far.
In a statement on Thursday, an HCSO spokesperson said there was very specific interest in this story due to the nature of the home being connected to Bengals player Joe Mixon. The spokesperson also confirmed that the investigation is ongoing, and the investigative team is reviewing the evidence and conducting interviews.
No public statements from Joe Mixon
As of yet, Joe Mixon has not made any public statements regarding the incident. While it remains unclear if the Bengals player was at home at the time of the shooting, this is not the first time he has been in the news for controversial reasons. Mixon, one of the NFL’s most talented running backs, was involved in a highly-publicized incident in 2014 when he punched a female student at the University of Oklahoma.
Despite this, the Bengals took a chance on him, selecting him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Since then, he has been one of the team’s best players, and he signed a four-year contract extension worth $48 million in September 2020.